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July 5, 2013 11:08:08 PM

So i have this current gaming rig... would this be able to run the next bf4 coming out? if not what parts would i need to upgrade for a flawless playing experience?

Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Cpu Case 500W Power Supply
GeForce GTX 560 GDDR5 PCI Express vid card
1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3 GHz Dual-Core HD processor
Intel 330 Maple Crest 180GB SSD
(8gb of ram)

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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2013 11:17:27 PM

that i3 may have been decent at running last year games but now is the time to step up and get an i5. and that 560 is getting long in the tooth very soon looking at a 760 or 7950 would be better.
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July 5, 2013 11:20:59 PM

qbsinfo said:
that i3 may have been decent at running last year games but now is the time to step up and get an i5. and that 560 is getting long in the tooth very soon looking at a 760 or 7950 would be better.



could i keep everything else and just be able to upgrade the cpu and gpu? like with the motherboard
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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2013 11:40:40 PM

zmcclurg said:

could i keep everything else and just be able to upgrade the cpu and gpu? like with the motherboard


yes but no sense at getting an unlocked "K" processor unless you will upgrade the motherboard later.
thre are i5-3330 but those are a bit slow, a i5-3470 or 3570 are a bit faster and is a very good gaming cpu. it might be better to look at a gtx760 getting a 7950 and trying to get a large overclock on it would mean upping the voltage and that could strain your 500 watt PSU.

this is about how much that would cost . . .
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $419.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 02:39 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2013 11:40:56 PM

First, upgrade your GPU. You'll be able to play games much better that way. If you got a CPU instead then your games wouldn't improve much.

If you still feel like you are behind then get a i5-3350p or 3470.
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